June 24, 2018
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Skowhegan woman arrested after police seize four bags of heroin

Abby Fowler
By Alex Barber, BDN Staff

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — The Somerset County Sheriff’s Department seized four bags of heroin and arrested a local woman on Friday.

Abby J. Fowler, 24, of Skowhegan was arrested at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Friday after a drug search warrant was executed for her and her vehicle, Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster said in a statement released on Monday afternoon.

Several deputies and a K-9 unit led by Detective Lt. Carl Gottardi II and Staff Sgt. Michael Knight stopped a black 2001 Volkswagen Jetta on Water Street.

During their search, deputies seized four bags of heroin, a controlled Clonazepam pill, drug-related paraphernalia, a couple hundred dollars in cash and an EBT card belonging to another individual, according to Lancaster.

He could not provide the size of the bags of heroin nor its estimated street value. The EBT card likely belonged to someone she knew, he said.

Fowler was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule W drug, a Class C felony, and possession of a schedule Y drug, a Class E misdemeanor.

“This arrest is part of an ongoing investigation into heroin trafficking in Somerset County,” Lancaster said in the release.

Fowler was transported to Somerset County Jail in Madison, where she was bailed the same day. She is scheduled to appear in Skowhegan District County on Sept. 4.

A Class C charge carries a maximum prison term of 5 years and a top fine of $5,000. There is a maximum jail term of six months and a top fine of $1,000 for a Class E charge.

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